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Posted: 16/03/2015 at 07:37

Dd - sounds as if Charlie had a fantastic day   Glad you rescued OH

Morning Clari   I shall also be laundry-maid today - glad I don't have to use Demelza's washing machine   Anybody watch Poldark last night - Verdun went for a swim


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 07:27

Good morning all - especially to Torvill & Dean above

Dry but overcast and 5.4C outside at the moment - I need to start deciding about tomato seeds - a friend will be starting off Sungolds, Alicante and San Marzano - I shall start off some Soldacki and Anna Russian and we'll do a swap.  I think I have some freebies in the seed tin but not sure what they are so I may start some of them off too - hopefully some little bush-types - daughter wants some plants for the people she works with - they have severe learning difficulties so pinching out sideshoots is a difficult concept for them - bush tomatoes would  be ideal. 


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 19:03

All well here SL   can't vouch for them there others tho'

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 18:57

That looks fabulous Nut - so very lovely - and haven't you two been busy ((hugs))


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 18:53

Hello Sunflower Lady   good to 'see' you   Glad you've had a lovely day.

Going to have a snooze on the sofa now, but must wake up in time to watch Poldark - did you know that this time Verdun is playing the role of Ross Poldark

Stealing or foraging?

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 18:50
Jimmy Crawford wrote (see)

I think there would be a common-sense interpretation of the law for most people. If theres a bramble bush for example clearly growing in an overgrown field, I doubt anyone would have a problem with "foraging". Theres a difference with a field full of clearly managed fruit bushes. ....


And how do you know that a member of the farmer's family hasn't got those blackberries earmarked for some jam or a crumble - will turn up with a colander to pick them, or send the children of the family, only to find that Jimmy has taken them .... and they didn't belong to him ... that would be stealing

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 18:45

Lyn ((hugs)) there are no words ........... I will be thinking of you and your mum tonight ...........

Stealing or foraging?

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 17:39
Jimmy Crawford wrote (see)

...  A patch of snowdrops or daffodils in the middle of nowhere at the side of the road is likely dumped garden waste, take the spade to them and lift *some* of the bulbs. ...

Not in East Anglia and many other rural parts of Great Britain - there are native daffodils and snowdrops  and it's the ones that are furthest from gardens that are likely to be the native ones that haven't crossed with cultivated ones from gardens.

The native English daffodil is really scarce now due to loss of habitat and people having dug them up for their gardens

And yes, it is illegal to dig them up from the 'wild'. 


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 16:54

Hello folks - we're home from visiting the Aged Ps who were ok, all things considered.  Ma liked her card and Pa liked the bowl of primroses and teta a tetes.  There was a rugger match going on outside the window so lots to watch   When their lunch was ready we left and went down to the harbour to watch the seagulls and a seal while we ate our picnic.  Now we're home we feel dozy - a combination of bread for lunch and the 'fresh' sea air

We saw lots of banks of wild primroses on the journey - on my trip earlier in the week there were only a few. 

Hope everyone's having a lovely day

nesting Robins

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 16:42

Years ago I knew of robins who nested every year in the outside privy - the house didn't have indoor sanitation and there was a reasonably large family living there so you can imagine how frequently the privy was used and the duration of the visits - it didn't disturb the robins one jot. 

Leave the window open, keep using the conservatory as much as you usually would and they'll make the decision - they know better than us what suits them in a nesting site - if there are a lot of cats about outside they've probably chosen your conservatory for that very reason.

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